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    Hi all,

    I need to find out if Gov't rules on selective licencing allow a landlord to let a property once a selective license application is in progress.

    I'm asking because I have applied for a licence but found out it takes a few months for the Council to issue the licence, meaning my property would remain empty during this time. If anyone has the a link to the rules that would be an added help.

    Many thanks in advance,


    The council set the rules, not the enabling legislation as far as I know, so you should ask the council.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      S95(3)(b) Housing Act 2004 appears to say that if an application has been properly made (which includes payment of the appropriate fee), then the property can be let before the licence is issued.


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